Archive for '3 year old session'


P family is one of the first family I photographed when I started my photography business about 2 years ago.  First time was for their older daughter, Aliya’s 1 year old session at Baker Beach in San Francisco, then maternity session for their 2nd baby, Kira at Rose Garden in Berkley,  Kira’s Newborn session,  Kira’s 9 months old session in Mustard flower field in Napa and this last one to complete her Baby Collection session was at Baker Beach!  Mom requested to do the last session at Baker Beach again since when we were there 2 years ago, it was foggy and we couldn’t see much of the Golden Gate Bridge.  It started off with little foggy but I was keeping my fingers closed and it turned out to be the one of the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen at Baker Beach.  Fog drifted away and we had a clear view of the bridge, too!!  We had so much fun there, walking on the beach, jumping from the rocks, running around, etc, everything was just perfect and I’m so happy with the images from this session ♥  I LOVE watching kids growing up through my lens and documenting this special time of their life and turned those memories into beautiful products that family will cherish forever. I’m creating album featuring favorites from last 2 years session 😉   and also gorgeous framed metal prints to be displayed in their dining room.   Yes, I LOVE my job!  There simply no words to describe how I feel while watching mom’s tears of joy and laughter as they enjoy images I create.  It’s more than a privilege to be able to capture their memories and, in the end, form a lasting friendship.  Life is full of magical surprises!  And creating art out of that magic is what makes my adventure the most rewarding experience I could ever imagine.  I am  grateful for the best job in the world, and I am grateful to have such an amazing clients like P Family!


Girls changed so much in last 2 years!!

One of my favorite!  Love the reflection on water, too!

How sweet is this?

Jump, jump, jump!!

1.2.3… jump!

Amazing sunset!

With Daddy!


So excited about this new product!!  Aika Cardin Photography is now offering Mobile Photo Album!  The Mobile Photo Album is an album that saves as an application right on your cell phone.  You can share the album with friends and family to show off your Aika Cardin Photography special moments at any time you would like.  Check out the photos below of what the product will look like on your mobile device.  It will work with i phone, I pad and Android.

This cool product will only be available as a part of collection, not for individual sale. For more information or questions about my collection, please contact me at 978-239-6528.

A little about the mobile photo gallery

Once your album is ready for viewing, I will email you a link and you will be prompted to add the app to your home screen on your phone or other mobile device (i.e., iPad). Once the link is downloaded, here is an example of how the app will look:


How cool is this?  Your own app!  See the icon ” Leo” ?

First page of Mobile photo Album

Here’s a slide show of recent peak so you can have  a peek!

August 27, 2012

We are back in Rhode Island!  My son Leo was born in Newport, Rhode Island 3 years ago and we’ve been coming back here every Summer to visit his grandparents. Leo absolutely LOVES it here, lots of beach time!  It makes me so happy to see Leo playing with grandparents as they get to see each other only a few times a year.

I finally had a chance to photograph Leo to create his 3 years old milestone portraits.  Leo is actually now 3 years and 2 months but it’s close enough!!  When I’m home, it’s always so busy with client’s photo shoot, editing, ordering,etc and personal things tend to get pushed back…  So, I was really looking forward to photographing Leo at this trip.  The location is perfect for Leo who loves water, also this is a spot Leo’s grandma used to visit since she was 10 years old. so it made it even more special ;;-)  I usually love “colors” in pictures, but for this one, I wanted a  ” vintage look” .

Happy 3 years old, Leo!  I love you so much 😉



August 01, 2012

Ellie & Timmy, I met them about 1 year ago for their 2 years old portraits and I was so happy to see them again for their 3 years old portraits!  We went to Gamble Garden in Palo Alto and had so much fun together!  This time, their grandparents joined at the session which made a session even more fun and special 😉  I love taking pictures of grandparents and kids together.  I love capturing those sweet moments between them.  There are so many cute images from this session and Custom Album mom and grandma ordered  is a perfect way to remember this special moments of their life.   I can’t wait to show them final products!


Below image is from last year…. and look how much they’ve grown !

Enjoy the video, too!